Before the White Peaks: A Gnoman March #writephoto

Before the White Peaks: A Gnoman March (206 Words) “Are ye sure ’tis this way, Shane?” “Aye, I’m sure. Keep up with me. Don’t drag your feet.” There were five gnomes, the tallest in the lead and the smallest at the rear. It was the second who paused, scratching his head. “Why mustn’t I beContinue reading “Before the White Peaks: A Gnoman March #writephoto”

Magic Gold

Magic Gold (154 Words) She sat braiding her hair. In the morning light the strands shone rusty brown. The young woman’s agile fingers weaved in and around each other, but her mind was elsewhere. She remembered gathering chestnuts last fall, and the man who had offered to buy her basket. “But, my lord! This isContinue reading “Magic Gold”

Fairy Leaf

Fairy Leaf (198 Words) “A teacup?” Edwina was surprised. The fairy man watched her, shifting from first one foot to the other. “It’s a very nice teacup,” said Edwina, trying to reassure him. His iridescent wings quivered. “You like it?” “Yes,” said Edwina. “I feel like Belle in ‘Beauty and the Beast.” The fairy manContinue reading “Fairy Leaf”

The Artist Who Didn’t Like Silhouettes #writephoto

The Artist Who Didn’t Like Silhouettes (166 Words) It was a shame, because she specialized in them. She knew how to find that symmetry, that poise, that would bring out the art in any figure. But she told me one time when I was with her in her studio, that she didn’t like them. AtContinue reading “The Artist Who Didn’t Like Silhouettes #writephoto”

A Harp and a Ghost

For today’s Daily Prompt, “Entertain,” Wallie and I offer another snippet from a work-in-progress–a story in which a little girl is helped solving a crime by the ghost of a detective. The ghost is summoned to help her when Maddie plays a harp she found in the attic room. This is a scene in whichContinue reading “A Harp and a Ghost”

Goblin Tree

Goblin Tree (158 Words) Once, a goblin stole whatever he could from a human village, jewels, apples, and buttons. He was lean-limbed with fierce gold eyes, but his hands, though slender, were like talons. His one weakness was a human woman. When their love became known, the village threatened her if he did not surrenderContinue reading “Goblin Tree”

A Bad Baby Bird

A Bad Baby Bird This was not a normal baby bird. For one thing, it was evil. It stared at Susan with evil beady black eyes, its head undulating and its mouth open wide. There was something malevolent in the way that baby bird kept its mouth wide open. Susan sat very still as theContinue reading “A Bad Baby Bird”

Roses in the Window #writephoto

Roses in the Window When you see a window like this, you want one of several things. If you’re particularly dreaming, you want a fairy or a ghost. A fairy or a ghost should definitely be looking in just such a window, with the medieval ironwork and the glazed glass. If you are a highContinue reading “Roses in the Window #writephoto”

Unwanted Goblins and a Mostly-Blind Elf

Because you can’t be much more forlorn than that, can you? It was Wallie’s idea to post this. It is a little something from a larger project we are working on. *** The King-Goblin was  astonished. When he heard of Prince Ham’s capture, he had idealized their meeting as a clash of similar wills, theContinue reading “Unwanted Goblins and a Mostly-Blind Elf”